Trust Our Team to Care for You

40 Bowen St, Goondiwindi, QLD, 4390

New premises pending, St George, QLD, 4487

Meet the team

Meet the team!

You already know we are passionate about teeth but here is a bit of background so you can get to know us better!

Dr Olivia Vonow | Principal Dentist


Dr Olivia graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2013. In her final year, she was the dental representative for Adelaide University Rural Health Alliance (AURHA).

After a short time in Brisbane, she moved to Goondiwindi and has been working hard to provide an exceptional standard of dental care for the community. Dr Olivia has a friendly and bubbly personality and enjoys meeting new people through her job. She is passionate about caring for children to create positive experiences and spending time with clients to achieve exceptional results. Clinically she has a gentle approach with a high technical standard of work and is experienced in all areas of dentistry including fillings, root canals, crowns, treating gum disease, dentures and preventive oral care. Socially Olivia enjoys playing the piano, bridge, netball, yoga, riding the quadbike with the dogs and gardening.

Dr Olivia is registered with AHPRA and is a member of the Australian Dental Association: Federal, Queensland and Toowoomba branches.

Dr Daniella Stewart | Dentist

From an early age, Daniella had a fascination with dentistry and a genuine love for helping people. It was only natural that she would pursue a career in dentistry and become a compassionate and highly skilled practitioner.

After completing her studies and honing her craft, Daniella made the decision to venture outside her hometown to take her career to the next level. She now works at Goondiwindi Family Dental, where her warm and approachable personality has quickly made her a favorite among patients.

Despite her busy schedule, Daniella is always ready with a smile and a kind word for anyone who comes through the door. She is passionate about providing the highest level of care possible, whether it be for routine check-ups or more extensive dental work. Her expertise in all areas of dentistry, including fillings, crowns, root canals, and preventive care, ensures that her patients receive the best possible treatment.

When she’s not busy at work, Daniella can often be found spending time with her beloved dachshunds or planning her upcoming wedding. Her love for animals and her warm and friendly personality make her a joy to be around and a valuable member of the community.

Despite her many accomplishments, Daniella remains humble and grounded, always willing to go the extra mile to ensure her patients receive the care and attention they deserve. It’s no wonder that she’s quickly become a favorite among the staff and patients at Goondiwindi Family Dental, where her dedication to patient care shines through in everything she does. 

Dr Kylie Kwok | Dentist 

We welcome our new Dentist Dr Kylie, who was born in Australia and raised in Canada, returning to her homeland to pursue her passion for dentistry. She enrolled at the University of Queensland Brisbane, where she graduated with flying colors. Kylie then ventured to Hong Kong to gain a broader perspective on dentistry and immerse herself in the local community.

Kylie has a deep appreciation for the power of dentistry to impact people’s lives, which inspires her to help people achieve their best smile and optimal oral health. She has joined a team where she brings her unique perspective and skills to the table, quickly putting her patients at ease with her personable, approachable, and engaging manner.

Kylie’s passion for dentistry is evident in her attention to detail and commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest industry advancements. Her expertise in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, coupled with her gentle touch, make her a valued member of the team. When not at work, Kylie enjoys exploring the great outdoors, trying out new restaurants, and spending time with her family and friends.

Overall, Kylie is a skilled, personable, and approachable dentist who is committed to helping her patients achieve their best smile.

 

Gabi Pechey | Your Oral Health Therapist

Gabi graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy with distinction from Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, in 2021. Having grown up on a cattle property in south west Queensland, only two hours from Goondiwindi, Gabi has always held a passion for rural and remote health services, knowing firsthand the difficulties in accessing health services remotely. Gabi is exceptional member of our team, and the care she can bring to the Goondiwindi Region makes her so valuable for our community.
Gabi loves focusing on preventative care and oral health promotion. You’ll be sure to see Gabi delivering tooth brushing lessons to Goondiwindi’s schools, kindergarten and daycares in no time. Gabi loves her paediatric dentistry and helping our little patients overcome their dental fears and making their dental visit fun!

Michael | Business & General Manager

We’re extremely lucky to have Michael as our Business Manager, and he brings a wealth of skills, experience, and a great sense of humour to our team.

With his background as a qualified electrician and Certificate III in Dental Assisting, Michael has a unique perspective on the dental industry. He’s always looking for new ways to improve our business and ensure that our patients receive the best care possible.

Outside of work, Michael is a proud and fun father of two daughters, Pip and Lil. He loves nothing more than spending time with his family and watching them grow and learn. He also has a passion for martial arts, practicing the discipline of Shorin-Ryu Karate, which has taught him discipline, focus, and the ability to defend himself in debates (wink, wink).

Speaking of debates, Michael is known for his ability to hold a good chat and has a knack for engaging in friendly arguments. He’s always up for a lively discussion and loves hearing different perspectives on any given topic.

As the husband of our Principal Dentist, Olivia, Michael is a valued member of our dental family. His expertise and sense of humour keep us all on our toes, and we’re fortunate to have him guide & lead us.

Deanna | Practice Manager

Our Practice Manager is Deanna, who may be recognizable to locals as the former manager of Target/Khub since September 2017. Before moving to Goondiwindi to take up that position, Dee spent just over 20yrs working for The Good Guys across administrative, management & auditing roles. She brings a wealth of customer service skill to our Practice & you’ll be sure to be warmly welcomed as you arrive for your appointment.

The country life suits Dee & her boys well. They love the relaxed & casual lifestyle in Gundy, away from the pressures of commuting in city traffic. When not at work, Dee can be found volunteering with our local Scout Den & tending to her guinea pigs.

 

Lindy | Clinical Co-Ordinator

Meet Lindy, our clinical coordinator and long-term resident of Goondiwindi. With a nursing, aged care, and pathology background, Lindy brings extensive expertise and local knowledge to our team. Her commitment to providing quality healthcare to her community is unmatched. Lindy’s passion extends beyond her work, as she also loves cooking delectable meals. However, she admits to having a dislike for gardening and frogs. Lindy’s dedication and experience make her an invaluable asset in delivering exceptional care to our patients in Goondiwindi.

 

Sam | Dental Assistant

Sam started working at Goondiwindi Family Dental in April 2022. She has grown up in the Moreton Bay region and decided to move out to Goondiwindi for work with her partner. Sam has previously worked in hospitality and customer service for the past 6 years before deciding to make a career change. Sam is planning on starting her Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting soon to be fully qualified and provide the best service that she can to the people of Goondiwindi and surrounding areas. In 2023, we look forward to supporting Sam in her journey toward motherhood & are super-excited for more newborn cuddles this year.

Emma | Dental Assistant

Emma is a multi-talented dental assistant who brings a wealth of creativity and enthusiasm to her work. Born in Western Australia and raised in Esperance, Emma has always had a passion for the arts. She is a skilled artist and a talented costume designer, having studied costume design at TAFE Inverell NSW.

Emma’s artistic background is evident in her approach to dental assisting. She brings a keen eye for detail and a commitment to precision to her work, whether she’s assisting with routine cleanings or more complex procedures. Her creativity and passion for design also come through in her interactions with patients, as she strives to create a comfortable and welcoming environment in the dental office.

When she’s not working as a dental assistant, Emma can often be found indulging her other passions. She & her mum Naomi, are devoted pet owners, with a menagerie of dogs, cats, and chooks. She also enjoys spending time in her studio, where she creates beautiful works of art and designs stunning costumes for theatre productions and cosplay events. Emma’s Wednesday nights are spent delighting in new culinary delicacies with her partner & family.

Emma’s diverse background and artistic talent make her an invaluable member of the dental team. Her commitment to patient care and her creative approach to problem-solving make her an asset to any practice.

Narissah | School-Based Work Experience Student

In 2023 we are pleased to welcome Narissah into the Goondiwindi Dental-Family-tree, as a school-based trainee in a work experience role.

Each Friday, “Nyss” spends the day with our Dental Assistants learning the scope of their roles, assisting with tray preparation, sterilising duties & becoming familiar with the clinical jargon involved within Dentistry.

Nyss has a desire to become an Orthodontist upon completing school, therefore school-based training & work-experience within the industry just makes sense.

 

 

 

Trish | Reception

Introducing Trish, our Dental Receptionist with a deep connection to Goondiwindi since her childhood. Trish brings a wealth of experience in administration and childcare to our team. She has grown children who have moved out of the house, allowing her to fully indulge in her hobbies and passions.

Outside of work, Trish has a love for cooking and spends time experimenting with new recipes. She has a soft spot for her little dogs who bring joy and companionship to her daily life. Trish is also intrigued by all things New Age, including crystals and gems, which she finds fascinating.

Trish’s expertise in administration and childcare, combined with her passion for cooking and New Age interests, make her a well-rounded and valuable member of our dental practice. She is dedicated to ensuring a pleasant and efficient experience for all patients.

 

 

Your Experience

She is super impressive! She has the friendliest demeanour and explains everything so clearly. She is incredibly accommodating!
03/04/2017

Dr Olivia is great. Explained everything very well. Was very caring and remembered me from my last visit. Which is what I appreciate the most.
16/03/2017

Great with small kids. Put them at ease. Very friendly.
14/02/2017

Dr Olivia was really lovely and considerate. She explained each procedure clearly and was very helpful.
11/11/2016

An excellent clinician with a professional and friendly approach to her work.
08/09/2016

A friendly, professional clinician – put me at ease and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
05/03/2016

Olivia was a great dentist and extremely gentle.
24/12/2015

Professional, friendly, approachable and informative.
29/08/2015

Contact Us

Goondiwindi

Mon: 8am – 4pm
Tue:  8am – 4pm
Wed: 8am – 4pm
Thu:  8am – 4pm
Fri:    8am – 1pm

Call (07) 4519 3500
40 Bowen Street,
Goondiwindi QLD 4390

Public Holiday Closures

Friday 3rd May - Goondiwindi Show Day

Monday 6th May - Qld Labour Day

 

 

St George

Temporarily closed

Call (07) 4625 4926
14b Henry St,
St George QLD 4487

 

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